3D Earth Imaging and Modelling Lab

Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Research on methods to utilize geophysical/geological data to discover, model, and visualize the 3D geology of Canada and better understand Earth processes

Areas of expertise

Integrated geophysical and geological research to enhance the understanding of Canada’s three dimensional (3D) geology and related fundamental Earth processes. Specific areas of expertise include 3D or 4D seismic data processing and analysis, induced seismicity studies, magnetotelluric data acquisition and modelling/inversion, 3D geological modelling, and advanced representation, visualization, analysis and dissemination of geoscience information.

Research services

Three dimensional geophysical and geological interpretation and visualization.

Collaborative projects are treated on a case-by-case basis. Criteria for collaborative projects include that the project is aligned and contributes to advancing facility strategic goals and that it is closely aligned with current Geological Survey of Canada program.

Sectors of application
  • Energy (renewable and fossil)
  • Environmental technologies and related services
  • Mining, minerals and metals
Equipment Function

Cyviz 3D Vizualization System

Enables large-screen 3D stereographic visualization of 3D geoscience models
MS HoloLens Augmented Reality system Enables collaborative headset-based holographic visualization of 3D models
3D Computer Lab 10-15 networked high-end desktop computers in support of lab activities
Phoenix MTU 5s receivers (A, C and P models) (Magnetotellurics) Electromagnetic recorders for making magnetotelluric and audiomagnetotelluric soundings